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2018-01-11 10:09 PM
Thank you Sony Mobile for acknowledging Meltdown and Spectre. Would you please ask your fellow subsidiary to acknowledge the impact Meltdown and Spectre has on Sony VAIO computers? I don't see any updates posted at https://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO
2018-01-12 12:41 AM
I did a scan with an app called Freak Vulnerability Scanner from the google store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trustlook.freakdetect&hl=de). The scan says my Xperia L1 has a SSL version which is affected by the Freak vulnerability bug. Can someone address this issue? Is there a fix?
2018-01-12 03:45 PM - edited 2018-01-12 06:52 PM
Not updating the Z5 to Android 8 Oreo is sad but understandable (it has had 2 version updates already). However, not releasing security updates for serious vulnerabilities (notably KRACK, Spectre / Meltdown) for a phone that many of your customers are still using is irresponsible.
Please release updates for these vulnerabilities for us.
Fellow Z5 (or similar aged Sony phone) users please add your support to this thread.
Really this is a wider issue.. I think responsible phone companies should release timely Security updates for at least 2 years after a phone model stops being officially sold by vendors (so that a customer buying one, with a 24 month contract, is secure for that duration) (are any jurisdictions considering enforcing anything like this legally?)
2018-01-12 05:09 PM
Sony is failing their customer base on security updates, not acceptable for a premium company.
2018-01-13 10:12 AM - edited 2018-01-13 10:14 AM
Japan already got the update on z5 premium. Should go global eventually.
2018-01-14 03:49 PM
I know that its stupid to ask, but is there any hope of getting a meltdown and spectre patch for Xperia P?
Coz many people like still use this phone in day to day life.
2018-01-17 06:50 PM
You are right that Sony are terrible when it comes to security updates (lack of Android updates, don't put us at risk in the same way).
I've been researching this and all I can find in regards to Sony is that they will provide security updates 18 months from the release - yes, that's *release* - of their phones.
So, if you buy (or take a two year contract, let's say) a phone 18 months after its release date, you won't get a single security update.
This, at best, borders on negligence, at worse....
2018-01-17 09:06 PM
Thanks Jonas - can you let us know which Sony Xperia phones will get the 2018-01-05 update please?